Leonid Balaklav

Leonid Balaklav

Soviet and Israeli artist.
Country: Israel

Biography of Leonid Balaklav

Leonid Balaklav is a Soviet and Israeli artist who was born and raised in a carpenter's family in Beltsy. From the age of nine, he studied at an art school, and later, from 1971 to 1973, he attended the Kiev Art School. After that, he continued his education at the Odessa Art Institute, graduating in 1974.

After completing his studies, Balaklav settled in Kishinev and worked as a decorator for the city's House of Printing and Theatre. In 1987, he joined the scientific film studio in Kiev, where he worked until 1989. During his time there, he received the Golden Medal at the Tokyo Film Festival, awarded the Fellini Prize, for his animation work.

Balaklav is a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR and is known for his portraits, lyrical landscapes, and religious-themed works. In 1989, he moved to Israel, where he currently resides in Jerusalem and Mitspe Ramon.

Leonid Balaklav has a daughter named Inga Leonidovna Balaklav, who is a German graphic artist. She was born on April 26, 1980, in Kishinev and currently lives in Munich.